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Carney: White House notified of IRS targeting ‘several weeks ago;’ Obama: I found out Friday
dailycaller.com ^ | 5-14-2013 | Sarah Hofmann

Posted on 05/14/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT by servo1969

Full Title - "Carney: White House notified of IRS targeting tea party ‘several weeks ago;’ Obama: I found out Friday [VIDEO]"

White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a press conference Tuesday that the White House was notified about the IRS targeting tea party groups “several weeks ago.” This comes a day after President Obama said he found out about it from news reports on Friday of last week.

During a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, President Obama was asked about the IRS scandal. He responded, ”I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this. I think it was on Friday.”

However, Carney said Tuesday that first a report had to be compiled by the IRS’s inspector general and then when it was completed, it was passed on to the administration.

“A notification is appropriate and routine and that is what happened and that happened several weeks ago,” Carney said.

Carney said the White House will not make a formal statement until a complete IG report is released.

Carney said later in the press conference that although the White House was notified “weeks ago” about the IRS investigaton, neither he nor the president were notified individually.


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KEYWORDS: ap; bengahzidiversion; bhoirs; carney; carneyirsscandal; deflectbengahzi; irs; irsscandal; obama; obamairsscandal; teaparty
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“A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
1 posted on 05/14/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969; Revolting cat!

“Bush’s fault!”


2 posted on 05/14/2013 11:33:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: servo1969

Events are going down so fast that they can’t even keep the most basic of lies straight.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 11:34:28 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: servo1969
Carney said later in the press conference that although the White House was notified “weeks ago” about the IRS investigaton, neither he nor the president were notified individually.

Alrighty, then.

4 posted on 05/14/2013 11:34:31 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: servo1969

The problem with lies is that they have to be maintained. As soon as one person forgets their lines, the whole lie falls apart.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 11:34:46 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: servo1969

Nobody ever really gets told anything directly there.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 11:34:56 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: servo1969
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7 posted on 05/14/2013 11:35:21 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: 1rudeboy

Sounds like they have a communication problem.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 11:36:06 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: servo1969
Maybe they delivered notification on September 11, 2012, when the President was last seen hiding under his bed.
9 posted on 05/14/2013 11:37:00 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: dirtboy

“Events are going down so fast that they can’t even keep the most basic of lies straight.”

It’s ok, because even though the WH is having a lover’s quarrel with the media, the media would never hold the WH accountable. It’s amazing how often the media will ignore the inconsistencies in the lies from the WH.

The ends justify the means.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 11:37:02 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: dirtboy

Brett Humes just said:

The Briefing room is not exactly the best place to get answers...but it will give you an idea of the pulse of the press...and today we saw something that has not been seen in YEARS!


11 posted on 05/14/2013 11:37:04 AM PDT by caww
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To: servo1969; JRandomFreeper
President Obama was asked about the IRS scandal. He responded, ”I first learned about it from one of those AP wiretaps I've got going. I think it was on Friday.”
12 posted on 05/14/2013 11:38:23 AM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: servo1969

Oh... yet another thing the all-seeing, all-knowing Obama... didn’t know.

We’re 4.5 years into this administration and Obama has yet to show so much as a hint of all that vaunted brilliance.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 11:38:25 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: servo1969

Perhaps the IRS told Joe Biden. Yeah. And HE was supposed to tell his boss.

Ooops. Forgot.

Blame it on the brain damage.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 11:38:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Who’d they tell? The French Fry Maker? The Gardener?


15 posted on 05/14/2013 11:39:20 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: servo1969

The grand web of lies


16 posted on 05/14/2013 11:39:24 AM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: caww
Think of it. Benghazi finally breaks open, the IRS scandal explodes out of nowhere, and then the revelation that the Justice Department grossly targeted AP. So now the media is PO'd at the Obama Admin over AP and has two downright juicy targets.

I smell the CIA.

17 posted on 05/14/2013 11:39:27 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: servo1969

“I found out Friday”...Your legacy, numbnuts!


18 posted on 05/14/2013 11:41:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: servo1969

So, when forced to choose between most corrupt and most inept president Øbongo decided to go with inept. Personally I think it’s a tie ;-)


19 posted on 05/14/2013 11:41:49 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: servo1969

Cool Hand Luke Syndrome:

“What we have here is a failure to communicate”


20 posted on 05/14/2013 11:42:14 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: servo1969

Well, well, well... the islamic communist liar with jug ears and a well worn butt lied to us again... no surprise!

LLS


21 posted on 05/14/2013 11:42:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Yes. Communication problems ... They don’t know how to tell tbe truth.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 11:43:07 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: servo1969

The man knows nothing that happens in his administration!


23 posted on 05/14/2013 11:43:24 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Responsibility2nd
My daddy caught me in a lie just like this once -

I sense complete disarray in the White House. My prediction: Carney is gone within 2 weeks

24 posted on 05/14/2013 11:43:54 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: brownsfan
Stockholm Syndrome.

Look at Juan Williams. The left completely turned on him. His career would be over if not for FOX News. And he STILL bends himself up in a pretzel trying to defend the indefensible acts of the left.

It's a sickness, leftism. Just as Yuri Bezemenov, ax KGB said of the demoralized leftist mind, "they are ruined people".

"As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who is demoralized is unable to access true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I showered him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures — even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him a concentration camp — he will refuse to believe it until he is going to receive a kick in his fat bottom. When a military boot crashes his butt, then he will understand, but not before that. That’s the tragedy of the situation of demoralization."

25 posted on 05/14/2013 11:45:15 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: 1rudeboy
"Carney said later in the press conference that although the White House was notified “weeks ago” about the IRS investigaton, neither he nor the president were notified individually."

So, the White House is notified that the IRS has committed the same behavior that was included in the articles of impeachment drafted against Nixon and nobody thought it was important enough to give Obama a heads up. And I'm supposed to believe that?

26 posted on 05/14/2013 11:45:34 AM PDT by circlecity
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27 posted on 05/14/2013 11:45:41 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: servo1969

A FReeper noted earlier that Obama appears to only have control of one part of government... Seal Team 6. That’s how he got Bin Laden. He knows nothing about anything else.


28 posted on 05/14/2013 11:45:52 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Perhaps the IRS told Joe Biden

They never tell Biden anything ,he would blab it in 30 seconds


29 posted on 05/14/2013 11:45:54 AM PDT by molson209
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To: servo1969

Obama the Know-nothing President. He makes Sgt. Schultz look honest.


30 posted on 05/14/2013 11:46:31 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: servo1969
Carney: Just Because IRS Apologized Doesn't Mean They Did Anything Wrong
31 posted on 05/14/2013 11:46:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: ArrogantBustard

Can you imagine the screaming going on in Carneys hidden ear microphone when he said that. President Jarrett must have been livid.


32 posted on 05/14/2013 11:46:52 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: riri

The reason leftists are impervious to facts that undermine their ideology is that their own sense of personhood and “goodness” is all wrapped up in that ideology and worldview.

They would basically be committing psychological suicide to allow a challenge to their worldview.


33 posted on 05/14/2013 11:49:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: dirtboy
they can’t even keep the most basic of lies straight.

Consider a worse possibility; Both are true statements.

The 'White House' was advised (i.e. lower level people in the WH) several weeks ago and no one told the President.

These clowns are so incompetent, that I could envision that scenario as being true.

34 posted on 05/14/2013 11:50:03 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obam covers up the lies.)
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To: servo1969

It wasn’t me, it was him. No him, no that person right there. Aww hell, just remember it wasn’t me. You can believe that.


35 posted on 05/14/2013 11:50:19 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: servo1969

Maybe Carney found out a couple of weeks ago and..well shucks...you know, he just plain forgot to mention it to the President.


36 posted on 05/14/2013 11:50:41 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: servo1969

Oval Office Couch Syndrome (OOCS), the WH knew several weeks ago, nobody wanted to tell Obama how fubar things were.


37 posted on 05/14/2013 11:51:22 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: riri

*** It’s a sickness, leftism. Just as Yuri Bezemenov, ax KGB said of the demoralized leftist mind, “they are ruined people”. ***

I think Juan Williams acts as he does because Fox wants him to be a foil for the on air food fights. Of course, it comes easy to Williams because he’s also a racist.

As far as liberals being unable to access the truth, I can see it. I would have never believed it possible, until it happened here in the US.


38 posted on 05/14/2013 11:51:23 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Yep, it’s pretty bad when the only viable option for Obama to claim he isn’t in on the corruption is to claim he’s so breathtakingly incompetent that he’s oblivious to it.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 11:51:23 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: jiggyboy

Funny how that works huh? Nobody’s accountable, even though it did happen.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 11:51:45 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: caww
Obama sics the State Dept. on the AP.

...hitting a little close to home for those in the room it seems.

41 posted on 05/14/2013 11:51:49 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: pgyanke

“A FReeper noted earlier that Obama appears to only have control of one part of government... Seal Team 6”

And many of them are now dead. I as well as many of the dead Soldiers Parents believe there is a covered up level of stink surrounding that Helo crash as well.


42 posted on 05/14/2013 11:52:11 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: servo1969

I smell fear.....


43 posted on 05/14/2013 11:52:49 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: servo1969

Either the president is a lair, or an idiot.....


44 posted on 05/14/2013 11:53:25 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: 1rudeboy

Carney said later in the press conference that although the White House was notified “weeks ago” about the IRS investigaton, neither he nor the president were notified individually.


Notice the phrasing. They were not notified “individually”. Implies:

They could have been notified as a group (i.e. someone comes into a meeting that Carney, Obama and others are in and notifies them)

They could have also been notified separately

The spin requires careful phrasing and this is 100% spin. Bet on it.


45 posted on 05/14/2013 11:53:42 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: servo1969

Soon the “press corps” will show up wearing hip boots.


46 posted on 05/14/2013 11:53:59 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: servo1969

“Carney: White House notified of Benghazi targeting Consultant ‘several weeks ago;’ Obama: I found out Friday.

See, they have lots of practice.


47 posted on 05/14/2013 11:54:37 AM PDT by edcoil (If you can't change the rules, then ignore them.)
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To: Durbin

In the same presser, Midway Carney accused the Issa committee of knowing soemthing because three weeks before their underling was given access to an email copy ... twisted goose and gangled gander anyone?


48 posted on 05/14/2013 11:55:09 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: servo1969

Obama is Charlie Brown on Halloween.

“I got a rock.”


49 posted on 05/14/2013 11:55:19 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: servo1969

Carney had better do a better job of coordinating the lying with the Liar-in-Chief.


50 posted on 05/14/2013 11:55:27 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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